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File 345/1908 Pt 2 'Mohammerah: situation. Sheikh's dispute with the Vali of Basra. decoration for Sheikh. renewed assurances to Sheikh.' [‎52r] (108/566)

The record is made up of 1 volume (281 folios). It was created in 1910-1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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[This Document is the Property of His Britannic Majesty’s Government.]
PERSIA.
CONFIDENTIAL.
[41196]
23 NOV 1910
VVC4L
No. 1.
[November 12.]
Section 2.
Consul-General Cox to Sir Edward Grey.-(Received November 12.)
(No. 6. Confidential.) Bushire, October 23, 1910..
Slr ' IN view of the insecurity of communication with Tehran, I am forwarding
via London my report of this date to His Majesty’s Minister on my proceedings
isssu—.
of time. T , „
I have, &c. . .. , 7
P Z COX, Lieutenant-Colonel,
British Resident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
(No. 73. Confidential.) Bushire, October 23, 1910.
Sir ’ I HAVE the honour to report, for ,
taken by me to give effect to tie ms delivery of the insignia of the
No. 281 to your Excellency wlth ^ e S ren gf elkh ^f Mohammerah on behalf of His
K.C.I.E. and renewed aB-rances to th f^^hammerah on the afternoon
Ma esty s Government, hoi tms purpose
of the 13th instant in His Majesty s ship Pe ' xr’ n t p to Sheikh Khazal and the
2. As regards the delivery of the insignia of ^copyof the report and
ceremony observed m connec mn erewi ^ g ecretar y 0 f the Most Eminent Order
accompaniments which I have at details of my proceedings will have
of the Indian Empire, Calcutta, and trust that ‘he detaffs ot my p ^ For
your Excellency’s approval. I may ”tn t atio S ns to Tehran, I sent him
Office agent no excuse lor telegrap n P f the rem arks addressed by me to
immediately after the Durbai the re , | ;p| took the same course in
the sheikh before presenting the decoration, and the sheiKn
r “ P 1 t i,!’ E Sl« Of the — 0 « I « Mo.. -- ;
■ t«,i. a. «*..™ p «r w *t
sheikh on the 14th instant aecompame y Y wag then arrange d that I
him and Haji Rais, and explame ' di^cuments to the sheikh after the Durbar, and
should date and deliver the complete occurred for handing them over, and
I had them with me, but no suitable ^ U f me to say "good-bye before
“They were accordingly made over to
him ^^“ianation ^
&c -’ was duly deUv
to him in the presence of His Majesty s c op‘ su disturb Sheikh Khazal in the least.
As I anticipated, this reservation did not di tuA Nreikh ^
He replied that he quite understood ‘"L*' j. our ab ifity in case of an emergency
that we really meant to safeguaid nm . feelnm our present assurances now
arising, it was sufficient for him ; and that that feeling 1
enabled him to enjoy. .
4. In this connection, however, he mentioned wi^
begging that he might be pardoned lor spea mg P” “ t y f J- n connec tion with his
that hi must have received cordial diplomatic support from us R
[2968 m —2]
Enclosure 1 in No. 1.
Consul-General Cox to Sir G. Barclay.

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Correspondence including telegrams, hand written letters and printed enclosures, discusses an attack by a Turkish gun-boat on a village - Zain, belonging to the Shaikh of Mohammerah - which lay on the Turkish bank of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The correspondence outlines the circumstances that led to the quarrel between the Turkish authorities and the Sheikh of Mohammerah, and suggestions that the Porte should be urged to replace the Wali of Basrah with a less aggressive official.

Correspondence discusses the proposal to give the Shaikh of Mohammerah assurances against naval attack, whatever the pretext for such action; letters and telegrams also discuss the award of a decoration (Knight Commander of the Indian Empire) to the Shaikh of Mohammerah.

A letter (dated 7 December 1913) from Percy Zachariah Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , outlines the Government of India's interests in Arabistan including: the oil fields and their future; irrigation; railway enterprises; telegraphs; Russian and German activity.

Correspondents include Percy Zachariah Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; Sir Gerard Lowther, Ambassador to Constantinople; Charles Murray Marling, Ambassador to Tehran; Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign affairs; Francis Edward Crow, H M Consul at Bussorah [Basra]; Arnold Talbot Wilson, H M Consul at Mohammerah; Shaikh Khazal bin Jabir, Shaikh of Mohammerah; Wali of Bussorah; Viceroy of India.

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1 volume (281 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 345 (Mohammerah: situation) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/132-133. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 278; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

The folio sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the one ending flyleaf.

An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel throughout; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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File 345/1908 Pt 2 'Mohammerah: situation. Sheikh's dispute with the Vali of Basra. decoration for Sheikh. renewed assurances to Sheikh.' [‎52r] (108/566), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/133, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100030525713.0x00006d> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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